Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance
Experience an incredible combination of culture and beautiful landscape on this tour to the Uluwatu Temple, which sits on a cliff 230 feet (70 m) above the Indian Ocean. You’ll get to watch a Kecak dance performance in the warm glow of the setting sun.
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 2:00 PM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
In the later afternoon, when you first arrive at the temple, you’ll be greeted by the temple’s main emissaries — the monkeys that call these temple grounds home. Your guide will tell you a bit about the temple's history as you stroll the grounds. They'll also bring you to some of the best views from the cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, which is one of the most memorable views in Indonesia.
Male dancers perform the Kecak dance, which replicates the battle described in the Sanskrit scripture called the Ramayana. This dance style based on Sanghyang, a genre of sacred dances that are never performed outside of religious rituals, so the Kecak developed during the 1930s as a way to introduce visitors to Balinese dance.
Please note: Modest dress is required.
Attraction VisitedUluwatu Temple
This Balinese Hindu temple is in a spectacular location perched on the side of steep limestone cliffs towering 229 feet (70 m) above the Indian Ocean. One of the best spots for sunset photos, Uluwatu Temple also has packs of kleptomaniac gray macaque monkeys and traditional Kecak dance performances. It’s a trek to visit this temple at the southern tip of the Bukit Peninsula, but the sunset vistas and neighboring beaches make it worth the trip.
What to Bring
Walking shoes, hat or a scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, and clothing that covers your shoulders and legs.
Dance performance, sarong, and transportation.
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